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Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
, "usa today's" bureau chief susan page, ron brownstein and michael duffy, washington bureau chief for "time" magazine. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." nine days after the mass shooting deaths in newtown, the president of the national rifle association joined the gun debate. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> in a similar vein, lawmakers in a growing number of states including oklahoma, missouri, minnesota, south dakota, virginia and oregon have said they will consider laws allowing teachers and school administrators to carry firearms at school. the nra says they are moving ahead to have their national model school shield program in place to any schools that want it. joining me now to talk about the dangers and backlash is the program director asa hutchinson. thank you so much for joining us. one of the things that struck me listening to wayne laperriere, there was no mention of any gun control in favor or in opposition, so i wanted to get you on
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm PST
. it was started by new york city mayor michael bloomberg and thomas nunino in 2006 but gaining momentum. susan candiotti joins me from new york. as i read about these funerals and the children, the details, it's just still overwhelming. that press conference yesterday, it was the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen from anyone, including especially the nra. is your plan to focus on gun control -- is it a move to help safety in school? what's going on here? >> well, we'll have to find out, i guess. in the wake of the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut, the nra, a lot of people thought, would offer some concessions and maybe depart from its hard line stance against gun control. but that didn't happen. nra leadership made no mention of a proposed assault weapon ban or tougher background checks or restricting the size of high-capacity magazines. instead saying the best way to protect children is to put armed police officers at every school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thin
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
from a opening sar. >> the london olympics took center stage, michael phelps, and south africa oscar pistorius, peaked in the olympics and female athletes from saudi arabia, they were allowed to compete in the olympics for the first time. >>> the new orleans saints made news for all the wrong reasons after they were found guilty by the nfl of instituting a bounty program that awarded player with catch for injuring opponents. the coach was suspended, but the damage to the season has already been done. >>> jerry sandusky is charged with molesting eight boys. >> where were the authorities in. >> this is not a case about football. >> but the biggest story of the year occurred at penn state which was consumed in a child abuse scandal. the year started with the death of coaching icon, joe paterno, and then jerry sandusky was found guilty of child sex abuse and sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. while the ncaa hit the program with unprecedented penalties. cnn, atlanta. >> be sure to watch cnn, as we revisit the stories that capture the country's attention this year. crime, politics,
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 6:00am PST
michael bloomberg who said they, meaning the nra, offered a paranoid vision of a more dangerous and violent america where everyone is armed and no place is same. the nra as's lobbyists blamed everyone but nems for the crisis of gun violence. this is the new senator and he tweeted out walking out of another funeral and handed the nra transcript, the most revolting, tone-deaf statement i've seen. can i get your reaction to that reaction? >> well, live by my own statements, and i hope they look at those as well. they want to focus the debate on new laws and new prohibitions, and i'm saying that's the wrong debate. that's their solution. i believe a better solution is school safety initiatives, one of those options being an armed presence we have in one-third of the schools. p if you have an option of sending a child to a school with an armed presence who are trained that can protect the children or a school that doesn't have that option, right now the polls show in america most people would select the more secure school, the one that invests in security. so let's help these schools
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
. >> more turmoil for the jackson family last summer as michael jackson's teenage daughter, paris, announced on twitter that her grandmother and guardian, katherine jackson, was missing, forcing a judge to suspend her guardianship of michael's three kids. >> katherine jackson, she's back home. she says she wasn't kidnapped. >> michael's siblings disputed the claim, saying his mother was resting in arizona under doctor's orders. a judge later restored katherine as permanent guardian of michael's children. >> he's tearing on my pants, mama! >> reporter: whether it was a pleasure or a guilty pressure, audiences couldn't turn away from tlc's hit reality show, "here comes honey boo-boo" about a child beauty pageant contestant and her family. ♪ gangnam style >> reporter: rapper psy went to a worldwide phenomenon after his catchy dance tune gangnam style hit the web. the music video featuring the south korean star's song and dance shattered records online, with more than 970 million views on youtube. but psy's newfound fame wasn't without controversy. harsh anne-american remarks he made during a
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
the michael jackson black or white video -- >> not everybody fits that. >> michael jackson video black or white where literally there are people who are white and they then went to black. was that offensive? >> that's an interesting conversation. undecided. the jury will be back on this one later. >>> coming up ahead on "starting point" "the devil wears prada" meets washington, d.c. alina is all excited. >> that was great. >> we're talking about a juicy new novel about a young girl working for a demanding new senator. the authors of "capitol hell" up next. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. your soups are so awes
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
went into effect at midnight. steven bridges and michael snell were the first in line to tie the knot. they say they've been waiting years for this moment. voters in maine, maryland, and washington state approved same-sex marriage in november's elections. gay marriage is already legal in d.c. and six other states. >>> regrettable, politically motivated, saddening. these are all statements made by u.s. officials about russia's decision to ban americans from adopting russian children. russian president putin signed the ban into law friday. lawmakers there cite a history of abuse of russian children adopted by american families. however, many believe it was in retaliation against a law that president obama signed that imposes u.s. travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. this morning, i spoke with carrie kayhill and asked if the chances of adopteding a 13-year-old boy from daniel in an orphanage in siberia, if she thinks her chances are over. >> i'm ever hopeful that things are going to change. i'm hopeful that better communication between both countries might
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
bridges and michael snell of port land tied the knot just after midnight this morning. >> it's very surreal still. we didn't expect all the cameras and everything tonight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years, it's all good. >> yeah. >> voters in maine and maryland approved same-sex marriage in november. >>> don wright is not going to let a little thing like cancer keep from his goal running a marathon in every state. he's well on which is way to achieving that goal. he's an unusual patient in another way experimenting with a new approach to his disease. here's dr. sanjay gupta with today's "human factor." >> don's career spanned engineering, being a company vice president and the law. and at age 62, he discovered a new passion. marathons. eight years ago, just days after running his first 26-mile race though, he got some devastating news. >> i had gone to the doctor a couple of times for pain in my back. it was multiple myeloma. >> this is a chancer of the blood where the white blood cells invade bone marrow causing pain, usual
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 5:00am PST
children and already passed one house of parliament. michael mcfaul is criticizing by saying this we are very concerned by measures that would link the fate of orphaned children to unrelated political issues. >> why are they doing this? what are the political issue that is mcfaul is referring to? >> this is direct retaliation for what is called the mitsky act, a u.s. act passed earlier that freezes the assets of russian officials accused of human rights violations, particularly in reference to an anti-corruption lawyer that was found murdered in prison in 2009. >> we've talked a lot about the case of this mother in tennessee who had adopted a child from russia, couldn't take it anymore, said he was misbehaving, i think he even threatened her. sent him back, just put him on a plane. would this have anything to do with a case like this? >> definitely a contributing factor. that was the horrific case that ricochetted around the world. there was also another case of a young boy. he was found in a sweltering car with the windows up, left unattended by his american father who adopted him.
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
intend to record my son, michael dylan. >> yeah, baby! >> and his group midnight transit. >> dylan chambers and midnight transit. i've been on stage with dad since i was 4 years old. >> you look like you've been on stage, you look like a performer. >> no, he's the shy type i can tell right here. >> i feel odd when i'm not performing. i'm like what's going on, we're not rocking and rolling. >> he's always on stage. >> when are you going to release something? i don't know if you know this, but you don't have to release a cd or album, you can do one and knock it out. >> we're going to be doing -- >> christmas songs are out so you can check those out online. >> yes, merry christmas, happy new year and jingle bells. >> merry christmas and happy new year to you, and we are so glad you're able to record again and get back into the game and actually get paid for it so lester chambers -- >> spread the word to other artists. >> my whole life story has been that i would like so much for young musicians that want to be musicians, i want them to enjoy being a musician, and they need to get paid
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
of the tefrl. >> the gunman on a rampage at a sikh temple, wade michael page, u.s. army veteran. after shooting one police officer multiple times -- >> shots fired! shots fired at an officer! >> page was shot and killed by another officer. number eight the massacre in kandahar province. >> the united states takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered. >> the accused gunman army staff sergeant robert bales. bales left his afghanistan outpost on a night back in march and single handedly attacked two villages, opening fire and killing 16 afghan civilians in their homes, and wounding six others. number seven, striking a deal in the shooting that struck a blow to the nation. >> the man who shot congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six people in a rampage in tucson last year pleaded guilty to 19 charges. >> jared loughner was sentenced to 140 years and seven life sentences. he will avoid the death penalty. chicago's murder rate surged to levels not seen in a decade. by december close to 500 people were killed in the city. >> it's not just the ga
CNN
Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
tomasz kaczowka, a 911 dispatcher who was just 19 years old and lieutenant michael chiapperini, a 43-year-old volunteer fire fighter who was also an officer with the webster, new york, police department. >> you know, these people get up in the middle of the night to put out fires. they don't expect to be shot and killed so it's a very difficult situation. >> the suspect eventually took his own life. the two wounded fire fighters have been identified as theodore scordino and joseph hofstetter listed in guarded and stable condition recovering from gunshot wounds. no word yet about a possible motive for this horrible shooting. >> here's a happy thought to start your christmas morning, dana. we're just one week away for tax hikes for every american, spending cuts that could cripple your family's budget and drag the economy back in recession. president obama not looking too worried about that. he spent christmas eve playing a round of golf in honolulu with friends. with the house hopelessly deadlocked any chance of averting the fiscal cliff will start in the senate and there's a bit of news on
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